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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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This 2nd installment completes the 20-part series and continues the exploration of aviation technology and the social impact of war on our nation and the world.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.




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Myanmar troops force 400,000 to flee to Bangladesh

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Does a clown have you frightened?

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Scientists urge changes to ease impact of what flows down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico

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Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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This week's word in the news: RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe -- 09/18/2017